HC Deb 11 February 1997 vol 290 c142W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the use of animal protein in feed for animals intended for human consumption was banned in(a) the Irish Republic and (b) each of the other EU countries. [14775]

Mrs. Browning

In Ireland the use of mammalian protein in ruminant feedstuffs was first prohibited from 13 August 1990.

We do not have detailed information on the legislation in place in each of the other member states. Community decision 94/381 of 27 June 1994 required all member states to ban the feeding of mammalian protein to ruminants. In member states with a system which makes it possible to distinguish between protein from ruminant and non-ruminant species—such as Denmark—the ban is limited to the feeding of ruminant protein to ruminants.

We are not aware of any controls in other member states on the feeding of mammalian protein to animals for human consumption other than ruminants.